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World AIDS Day Event

Join us for a celebration event for World AIDS Day on Tuesday 27th November 2018 from 6.30pm-8.30pm at the Bristol & Bath Science Park, Dirac Crescent, Emersons Green, Bristol BS16 7FR.

There will be personal testimony from people living with HIV, as well as a screening of the short film, ‘The Coming of Age of PrEP’. This will be followed by a panel discussion and Q & A with our HIV+ speakers and Jamie Styler, Targeted Men’s HealthWorker at the Eddystone Trust.

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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day was founded 30 years ago by two people who were working for the World Health Organisation. The premise was simple: to raise awareness and to dispel stigma.

By 1988, tens of thousands of people had died from AIDS-related illnesses and that number was still rising. There was no promising treatment, and people living with HIV and AIDS were experiencing discrimination from employers, landlords and health care professionals.

Activist movements had started to rise out of frustration at political apathy in the face of one of the largest public health crisis in modern history. Groups like ACT UP and Treatment Action Group (TAG) were starting to demand governments pay attention.

Support and advice organisations were forming to support people living with HIV and AIDS, with the myriad issues that went along with having the virus: housing; work; relationships; and of course, healthcare.

Now, 30 years on, where are we? How far have we come?

For more information about World AIDS Day events in the area please visit the Brigstowe website

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